Health care continues to be an intense battleground for debate in America, characterized by polarizing partisan arguments. While both ordinary citizens and experts struggle with fears of ever-increasing costs of health care and higher premiums, we must also consider another issue within the U.S. health care system: many common medical treatments are not based on sound science.
This article is part of LinkedIn's Hard Cases series, where doctors share the toughest challenges they've faced in their careers. You can read more about it and follow along using hashtag #HardCases. When I was elected in 1998 to serve as CEO of The Permanente Medical Group, the physician half of Kaiser Permanente, the program was in deep trouble. New competitors were entering the California market and threatening our position as the low-cost provider.
Part tragedy and part comedy, the ongoing debate over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) seems more like a Shakespearean play than a matter of policy. This week, as the house lights dim once more on the political theater of American healthcare, a bipartisan committee in the senate will go about determining the fate of the ACA and the health of millions. This production features three acts, several twists, and an ending that will likely prove predictable only in retrospect.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".